Q: When fish­ing in Kerry, Ire­land, in dark­ness, I caught three bass in suc­ces­sion, then it sud­denly stopped. I know bass come closer in dur­ing dark­ness, but are they spooked more eas­ily at night/early morn­ing?

Sea Angler (UK) - - SEA SCHOOL -

JOHN DANSIE, BY EMAIL

HG says: I don’t think so, un­less you are shin­ing lights all over the water and wad­ing around nois­ily in calm con­di­tions.

Bass can come in so close at night, and, due to this, it is worth keep­ing quiet when pos­si­ble, with head­lamps off.

If you need to change lures, turn away from the water and use the red bulb in your head­lamp if you have it.

Per­haps the food source that the bass you found were feed­ing on moved on, and the bass fol­lowed?

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